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Kirill Ryabov

Kirill Ryabov (1983) was born in Leningrad. He has been noticed by the professional literary community since 2005 when he started publishing his short stories and short novels (novellas) in literary magazines and anthologies. In 2009, his story Spit was selected for an anthology of Russia’s new fiction from young writers (edited by Jeff Parker) that was published to good reviews in the United States by Tin House Books. Ryabov’s writing has been nominated three times for the National Bestseller Prize; his novel Dog and the book of prose Fascists were shortlisted for the award in 2020 and 2022.

Kirill Ryabov’s work has been adapted for films, including I Will Be Your Dog (a short film, by Konstantin Selivestrov, 2019) and a feature film by Dmitry Meskhiev, Good Girls Will Go to Heaven.

A feature film based on 777 is in production in 2022/23, directed by Alexander Khant.

Kirill Ryabov lives in St Petersburg.

Selected books

2023 Dirigible, novel

2023 Troubles, novellas and short stories

2022 Fascists, novellas and short stories

2021 777, novel

2021 — No-One Returns, a short novel 

2020 Hangdogs, novellas and short stories

2019 — A Dog, novel

2015 — Glue, novella and short stories

2013 — Burner of Corpses, short stories

Literary awards

Shortlisted for the National Bestseller Award 2020, 2022

The Young Petersburg Literary Prize 2009

Longlisted for the Big Book Award 2020, 2023

Longlisted for the National Bestseller Award 2013, 2016, 2021

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